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, remembering very fondly. he created one of television's most iconic characters j.r. ewing on the longtime drama "dallas." a rather nasty guy that people loved to hate. before that, he played a nice guy, captain tony nelson on "i dream of jeannie." he appeared here on "today" last june, and we'll have a look back at his life and career next. >> a legend, absolutely. >>> it is the day after black friday and people were going crazy hunting for bargains, so as you do your shopping this weekend, we'll reveal some ingenious tricks retailers use to get you to spend more and more of your hard-earned cash. >>> speaking of shopping, today is small business saturday. a day for you to support the local mom and pop shops in your town. you can do it every day, of course. something very important to new york city mayor michael bloomberg, who will join us to talk about it in our next half hour. >>> then an unusual punishment for a convicted killer in oklahoma. a teenager was sentenced to spend ten years in church after pleading guilty to manslaughter. the ruling has sparked a legal dispute and we'll hear
television to the big screen but he will always be remembered as j. r. ewing from dallas. calling mcedwards >> he wore many hats but is best known for his wawearing that stetson. >> you drew him to attempt suicide? >> i did not know that he was going to do that. >> this cliffhanger was watched by 300 million people watched from all round the world of " who shot j.r.? " to. it was recently reprise with the u.s. network, t n t with larry hagman also returning as j.r., once again. they said that he was the best thing about ellis. however, to explain that. it was the best-about dallas. and have a great day, massacre. and it was also a good guy that last-master -- >> planning astronaut, tony nelson on i dream of jeannie. it was a hit in the 1960's and still popular in syndication. even as a kid he orbited and store business. with the child of of mary martin, " of the seller ". and harry and toronto.and encantit was after getting a huge producer from the contractors that he became immensely wealthy. he had homes, cars, and devices. one of them was drinking and the other was smoking. he smoked for
known as larger than life texan j.r. ewing on the popular nighttime soap opera "dallas." he first became known to a national audience in the 1960s playing an astronaut living with a jeanie in "i dream of jeannie." fans stopped by the real south fork ranch today to pay tribute to hagman and the character for which he was so very famous. >> watching it, every single one. my parent, me, my sister. we couldn't wait for "dallas." >> a very sad day, but nonetheless, it's just very amazing how the show has endured for so long. and it just will live forever. >> hagman had health setbacks in the 1990s when he suffered from cirrhosis of the liver. in 1995, he received a liver transplant that saved his life. after that, hagman used his celebrity to raise awareness of organ donation. hagman was 81 years old. >>> training for a triathlon is a huge commitment. and for most triathletes, it is really about competing. but for other triathletes, there is a different motivation. garvin thomas introduces us to an east bay man with a unique inspiration to compete. it is tonight's bay area proud. >> reporter:
." >> he was j.r. ewing and he was a texas native. he died on friday surrounded by his family. >>> crime is up in neighborhoods hit hardest by superstorm sandy. burglaries have spiked and rockaways in long island averaged two burblies a -- burglaries a day. there was one reported in a week's time last year. >>> they became instant santas this weekend. they recovered $2 million in toys and other goods stolen from a canadian salvation army. they found the items in a commercial warehouse in northwest toronto. there was so much stuff, they needed three big rigs to haul away the merchandise. in toronto, they have been fired over the incident and no criminal charges have been fired. >> they are asking drivers to fill the boot. > >> thank you. >> happy holidays. >>> firefighters collected donations from drivers yesterday on the expressway. it is all part of the campaign for the san jose firefighter burn foundation. >> we do an annual kid's burn camp so kids with visible burn scars can be with kids just like them and they don't have to worry about being teased. >> the fill the boot campaign runs
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